Colorado Women's College is an educational community whose distinctiveness is realized by transforming women's lives through education, transforming education through women's experiences, and transforming the world through educated women.
Our distinctiveness begins with our students, who are talented and motivated women engaged as serious and intentional learners. United by their commitment to learning and to a college education, the educational experiences of our students are enhanced by the diversity of their identities, experiences, ideas, ages, cultures, and ethnicities. Together with the faculty and staff, in an environment where diversity is celebrated as a valuable asset, students become partners in creating a community of learners.
Academically, Colorado Women's College stands for high expectations in a demanding learning environment. Students claim the quality of a University of Denver degree delivered in a specifically women-centered context. The curriculum comes alive in a teaching and learning environment where the varied life experiences of students, faculty, and staff provide the framework for vigorous academic interaction and for personal and professional growth. Philosophically, our curriculum is grounded in the liberal arts and its traditions of inquiry, critical thinking, and creativity. Our uniqueness comes from applying these traditions to a selected number of interdisciplinary career-relevant areas of study.
Certificates are available to degree seeking students as well as to women who are not seeking an undergraduate degree.
We recognize that as the world changes, students are demanding more integrative approaches to education and professional development. Individuals are demanding more balance between their work and family lives, and the new world economy is challenging all of us to interact with diverse cultures through new mediums. Communities are becoming more important as people recognize the power of their combined voices.
We understand why adult women continue their educations. Our educational goals revolve around the acquisition, the integration, and the application of knowledge. Our approach to education incorporates the development of the intellectual, personal, professional aspects of an adult female learner by focusing on academic competency, lived experiences, social awareness, professional growth, and economic knowledge and skills. The areas of study offered by Colorado Women's College—majors, minors, certificates—testify to our understanding of the women we serve.